Open Studio time at nanopod: Hybrid Studio
Work with metal + glass (ceramic, cement, resins, make moulds…)
Space for working on your metal & glass related projects using metal, beads, stones, etc.
Open Studio time runs Thursday evenings/afternoons and some weekends (can be scheduled). Advanced booking is required. Currently enrolled in a nanopod: Hybrid Studio course? Open Studio winter hours Feb 1-April 20 by appointment.
$20 per hour / 3 hour minimum [does not include instruction or materials/consumables]
Open Bench schedules are updated monthly- please see above.
Jump on this chance to use nanopod: Hybrid Studio metal working tools & equipment to sharpen skills you acquired in nanopod classes, or maybe you need studio time to complete work towards an upcoming show, portfolio, or you’re working on class assignments. Prerequisite: Completion of at least one introductory or intermediate metal + glass class at nanopod, George Brown, OCAD or equivalent.
Need more time for less $$?
Membership definitely has its advantages. Membership includes kiln time!
Studio member: $350.00 Monthly access to nano pod: Hybrid Studio. Essentially you are becoming a studio mate. Work on your metal, glass or ceramic projects. Use of equipment included* Members must supply their own consumables. Includes locker & lock. 6 month commitment required (1st/last required). Email us to set up a meeting!
Materials and consumables are not included in Bench time– you will need to supply your own saw blades, solder, drill bits, wax, metal, enamel powders, stones, etc. Instruction* is not included in Open Studio time– you need to know what you are doing and how to properly/safely operate equipment, tools, and torches.
Local Suppliers: Gesswein and sells metal working supplies. Imperial Products (now called Umicore)supplies sterling silver, and gold in sheet form, wire, solder, tubing, etc. For casting your wax models there are a number of casting companies in Toronto: HL located at 59 Adelaide East, just west of Church street. Ready Mounts Casting– on Victoria close to Dundas Square, Procast– located in the 21 Dundas building, 7th floor.
nanopod is a non-smoking environment. Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes, hair spray, soaps.
BYOHP= Bring your own head phones! At nanopod- music is life. That said, if you don’t like electronic, ambient, classical, and the generally bizarre, please bring your own tunes/headphones 🙂
Kiln rentals for kilnforming & casting (other kilns are available- not pictured) :
Kiln casting: Bring pre-moulded work to the studio. Please fill out, print and bring in our firing/annealing schedule here Kiln-Glass_Project include any special notes. Charging your mould? Please arrange time to arrive at studio to do so. Moulds will be removed from kiln 1 day after scheduled kiln time.
Kiln forming: Pate de verre, fusing, slumping. Please fill out, print and bring in our annealing schedule here Kiln-Glass_Project, include any special notes. Items must be removed the following day. Please bring in your own Thin-fire paper, Boron Nitrite sprayed mould, or kiln washed shelves, stands, etc.
Sand is available for levelling and there are small bullseye levels at the studio.
*OS time for current students allows time to work on current class projects. New projects and/or instruction is not included. Guidance is 🙂
* The studio is technically open 24/7 Monthly members are given a key and 24 hr access
* Equipment usage: An orientation is scheduled to use the glass kilns, tile saw, etc.